Herd gives QB Yantz a chance
MANITOBA Bisons recruit Jordan Yantz earned two roles with the team this week. The football club announced Yantz would be the starting quarterback and a team captain for the Manitoba Bisons.
Yantz edged out incumbent QB Marc Paquette during training camp, a decision head coach Brian Dobie said was one of the most difficult he had to make as the Bisons’ boss. Yantz joins the Bisons after being named the Canadian Junior Football League’s most outstanding offensive player in 2012 as a Vancouver Island Raider.
The Manitoba Bisons announced six players as team captains for the 2013 season. The others include:
Andrew Barry — Thirdyear fullback opens holes for the running game. He had 53 yards on 14 carries with three touchdowns in 2012.
Andrew Smith — Fifthyear slotback was third on the team with 352 receiving yards on 15 catches with two touchdowns in his first year with the Herd after playing with the Raiders.
Ranji Atwall — The fifth-year defensive lineman was second on the Bisons with 41 tackles with 2.5 sacks and one interception in 2012.
Lauren Kroeker — Fourth-year defensive lineman who led the conference with 6.5 sacks. He had eight tackles for losses with 30 total tackles in 2012.
Al Turnbull — Fourthyear linebacker who was named the special teams captain and had 10 tackles in 2012.